Well, after a six year wait, she has finally released a new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry (read by Bianca Amato) and it’s out this week on audiobook.
I consider myself very lucky to have received an advance copy of Her Fearful Symmetry. Last week, I struggled with the urge to rush through the story. I wanted so badly to find out what would happen next… Yet I wanted the beautiful unfolding of the plot to last.
Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer and leaves her estate to her twin nieces, whom she has never met. When the twins move from the US to Elspeth’s flat in England (a stipulation of the will), they connect with Robert, Elspeth’s younger lover, Martin, an obsessive-compulsive crossword setter, and the ghost of Elspeth herself. The story is captivating and haunting. I highly recommend it.
Nick Hornby, a New York Times Bestselling author, offers Juliet, Naked (read by Bill Irwin). This is a soft, funny tale of love, music, and loneliness. Annie, Duncan, and Tucker are all looking for something.
As their lives overlap and intersect, they just might find what they are looking for. This may be a good one to read after Her Fearful Symmetry.
The Murder of King Tut: Plot to Kill the Child King:
I’m sure nobody is surprised that the prolific James Patterson (with co-author Martin Dugard) has a new release this week. The Murder of King Tut (read by Joe Barrett) is an examination of the forensic evidence from Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Until now,
Egyptologists have hypothesized that Tut died of disease or an accident. Patterson and Dugard look at the data in a new light and put forth the theory that perhaps the King’s death was of a more sinister nature. This sounds interesting, but I’m still avoiding Patterson’s books.
If you choose one new book this week, make it Her Fearful Symmetry. Take the time to enjoy the beauty of the prose and the delicate crafting of the story. It will haunt you in a perfectly wonderful way. Check Out Audible for all the latest releases.